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Hanne Agesen Hanne Agesen
Kirsten Andreasen Kirsten Andreasen
Sylvia Eckhausen Sylvia Eckhausen
Kirstin Petersen
Birgitte Federspiel Birgitte Federspiel
Inger Borgen
Ejner Federspiel Ejner Federspiel
Peter Petersen
Ann Elisabeth Groth Ann Elisabeth Groth
Maren Borgen
Emil Hass Christensen Emil Hass Christensen
Mikkel Borgen
Cay Kristiansen Cay Kristiansen
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Carl Theodor Dreyer Carl Theodor Dreyer


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4 years, 1 month ago at Jan 29 22:47
Ordet is absolutely amazing. The combination of sublime camera work and exceptional performances give it a real intensity. Whilst being very restrained in all aspects of its narrative, characterisation, visual compositions and structure, it attains an incredibly hypnotic and haunting style. Its images convey so much emotion in the characters by allowing their expressions to work in tandem with mas... read more
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Release date: 10 January 1955
Tags: Denmark (8), 1955 (7), 1950s (6), Faith (5), Religion (5), Family (4), Death (4), Drama (3), Miracle (3), Madness (3), Farmer (3), Danish (3), Forbidden Love (2), 1950's (2), Based On Play (2), Doctor (2), Farm (2), Prayer (2), Resurrection (1), Christian (1)
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""That Ordet is a great film, one of the greatest ever made, only a rash or foolish person will deny. But even less than with other great films can we afford to let the category of greatness limit our response, because Ordet demands more from us, and has more to give, than almost any other film." - Chris Fujiwara "he ending is perhaps the most simple, confounding, shocking, inevitable, breathtaking, breath-giving(?)... in all of cinema." - Adam Kempenaar"

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" The Ups: Simplistic movie about faith and belief is powerful due to it's simple nature and no effects making it a film where one has to accept the words and actions of the characters instead. It is also a fascinating psychological study and an absorbing look into a world where miracles can happen if you only let even the most "crazy" voice be heard instead of being ridiculed. The Downs: It will be too quirky, strange, slow and profound for some to be accepted in their tiny minds."

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